DENDÊ ARTS

Movement, martial arts, and fitness. Schedule a class today to keep your mind and body in perfect harmony.

OUR TEACHING STYLE

There is always a method to the madness

BUILD PREREQUISITE ABILITIES

The ability to acquired a new skill can vary person to person. We make sure that each student's mind and body are equipped as they progress from one skill set to the next; making sure to isolate deficiencies in strength, mobility, or motor control.

BUILD MOVEMENT SEQUENCES

Movement sequences are created based on a student's abilities and desire for learning. These exercises are meant to build movement vocabulary and enable them to play a well rounded Capoeira game.

GOING BEYOND THE MOVEMENTS

Students will also learn the many arts that supplement their practice, including playing instruments, singing, and cultural/historical knowledge.

GROUP CLASSES

PRIVATE LESSONS

GREETINGS FROM OUR TEAM

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Chris "Calado" Rodriguez

FOUNDER of DENDÊ ARTS

Chris "Calado" Rodriguez Founded Dendê Arts in 2016 in San Francisco California after beginning Capoeira classes in Google.inc. Calado has trained Capoeira since 2007 and has also delved into other arts such as dance, Tae Kwon Do, and Gymnastics. He currently trains Capoeira under Contra-Mestre Cebolinha of Cordão de Ouro (founder of the Brazilian Culture Center of Newark).

Calado began his training in Capoeira due to a cousin who was interested in going to try classes and asked him to come along. The amazing kicks, graceful movements, and acrobatics hooked him and he continues training till this day.

In 2015 Calado moved to California, where he began to regularly teach classes in Mountain View and Google inc. Calado's teaching style is marked by a large emphasis on pre-requisite movements and methodologies that help students grow to their fullest potential and stay safe from injury.

WHAT IS CAPOEIRA?

Testimonials

Great Class! I fell in love with Capoeira.

Valeria Yermakova Google

Capoeira will not lie to you. It will tell you where you need to improve, and we will give you the method to do so.

Monitor Calado Founder